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52mBill Barnwell

Barnwell's bounce-back teams for 2016

There is a mountain of evidence to suggest Philip Rivers and the Chargers played better than their record in 2015 and are likely to take a step toward contention in 2016.

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1hBob Harig

Harrington all in for golf's Olympic return

Don't count Padraig Harrington among the naysayers about golf and the Olympics. The three-time major winner can't wait to go for the gold -- and he plans to stick around for other sports, too.

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Bayern cruises past Inter behind Julian Green hat trick (1:13)
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Real Madrid jumps out early, top Chelsea (1:30)
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6hJames Quintong

Carmelo Anthony not impressed by Team USA sing-along

Kyrie Irving and Jimmy Butler began a rousing rendition of Vanessa Carlton's "A Thousand Miles" on a Team USA flight, much to the chagrin of Carmelo Anthony.

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Retirement not on Pete Carroll's mind (0:35)
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Stevenson knocks out Williams in fourth round (1:10)
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Team Colorado marches into TBT championship game (1:00)
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The origins of The Basketball Tournament (2:06)
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Most important offseason news for all 32 NFL teams

The Broncos and Von Miller worked out a long-term deal, and Eddie Lacy showed up to camp in shape. NFL Nation rounds up the most important thing that happened to each team this offseason.

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Getting down on National Dance Day (0:59)
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Ichiro throws out Wong from deep left field (0:29)
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3-weight world champion Alexis Arguello's journey back to Nicaragua (17:31)
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95-yard punt return TDs are easy when going untouched (0:54)
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Who is better at news conferences than Belichick? (0:56)

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Team Colorado marches into TBT title game

Team Colorado, made up of former University of Colorado players, topped Always A Brave 78-70 to advance to The Basketball Tournament's final.

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Andres Ferrari ESPN Editor 

Very entertaining fight between Ivan Redkach and Tevin Farmer. Redkach had a point deducted for leading with his head and Farmer was also deducted a point for low blows. At the end, Farmer won a unanimous decision 99-89 and 98-90 (twice).

Boxing 

Brian Campbell ESPN.com 

UFC 201 is underway from Philips Arena in Atlanta. Welterweight champion Robbie Lawler squares off with former teammate Tyron Woodley in the main event.

MMA 

Bayern cruises past Inter Milan
Soccer 

Bayern Munich rolled over Inter 4-1 with American Juilan Green striking three times in the ICC.

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Soccer 

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Here is our Saturday night trade monitoring: Jonathan Lucroy of Brewers...will he get traded to Indians or Mets? If Indians will he waive no-trade clause? Rays starter which one is moving? And where? Rangers? Astros? Cubs? Jay Bruce going to Dodgers, Giants or Mets? And of course the White Sox watch.....less than 45 hours remain

MLB 

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Attendance at today's Seahawks practice was 2,596. It didn't look like there was any empty room on the hill.

Andres Ferrari ESPN Editor 

Featherweight titleholder Leo Santa Cruz will earn $1 million and former unified junior featherweight titleholder Carl Frampton will earn $500,000 (although he will likely earn more via U.K. television money) for their fight on Saturday. In the junior welterweight co-feature, Mikey Garcia will earn $375,000 and Elio Rojas $75,000. For the junior middleweight title eliminator opener. —Dan Rafael

Boxing 

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

From seven-on-seven at practice, Robert Griffin III rolls left and finds Rannell Hall down sideline.

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Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

The Braves and Padres close to trade that will send Matt Kemp to Braves and Hector Olivera to Padres but not yet done not yet pending medicals but will be soon

MLB 

Andres Ferrari ESPN Editor 

History made here at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Featherweight titlist Amanda Serrano vs. Calixta Silgado was the first female title fight at the arena. Serrano won by TKO in the first round to retain her belt.

Boxing 

Bill Belichick, king of the news conference
NFL 

The Patriots' coach certainly knows how to make news conferences more memorable.

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Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Adrian Peterson tweaked his hamstring while working out before training camp, Mike Zimmer said. The coach doesn't seem concerned with Peterson's health being an issue.

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

No surprise, but PGA Championship play has been called for the day. In releated news: It's still raining. See you tomorrow. Bring a canoe.

How to bet UFC 201
MMA 

Brett Okamoto says Robbie Lawler has become more disciplined in this part of his career. Best bets (Insider)

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MMA 

Julian Green makes it three
Soccer 

Green's hat trick has Bayern Munich up 4-0 over Inter.

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Build a fantasy football winner
NFL 

The road to fantasy glory starts here. Join a fully featured, totally free ESPN league now. Sign up

NFL 

Hopkins has 'outplayed' his contract
NFL 

ESPN's Darren Woodson says DeAndre Hopkins matches the skill level of Julio Jones and Odell Beckham Jr.

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NFL 

Watch: The Basketball Tournament
NCAAM 

Patrick O'Bryant helped guide Bradley to the Sweet 16 in 2006. And now he's starting for Always a Brave as the team plays Team Colorado for a spot in the finals for a shot at $2M. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Russell Wilson takes a break in between practice and his press conference to sign autographs. Wilson said he's leaned down to 215 pounds. After having led the NFL in passer rating last year, Wilson returns his top four receivers. One of them, wide receiver Doug Baldwin, complimented Wilson on his haircut.

Kevin Maguire Golf 

At the start of PGA Championship week, it looked like we were going to have two major champions crowned in the same month for the first time since 1968. If this rain keeps up, that might not come to pass with a Monday finish (which would be August 1) definitely possible, if not probable. That's because of the 86 golfers to make the cut here at Baltusrol, 12 have not even completed a single hole Saturday during Round 3.

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